The Parliamentary Register: Or, History of the Proceedings and Debates of the House of Commons, Volume 5

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Page 27 - Good God ! Mr. Speaker, are we yet to be told of the rights for which we went to war ? Oh, excellent rights ! Oh, valuable rights ! — Valuable you should be, for we have paid dear at parting with you. Oh valuable rights ! that have cost Britain thirteen provinces, four islands, a hundred thousand men, and more than seventy millions of money ! Oh, wonderful rights ! that have lost to Great Britain her empire on the ocean, her boasted, grand, and...
Page 235 - By the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord " High Admiral of Great Britain and Ireland, &c.
Page 239 - ... impracticable. The Bienfaisant had lost her main-top-mast, and the Buffalo her fore-yard; the rest of the ships w-ere not less shattered in their masts, rigging, and sails. The enemy appeared to be in as bad a condition. Both squadrons lay to, a considerable time, near to each other, when the Dutch, with their convoy, bore away for the Texel. We were not in a condition to follow them.
Page 27 - What ! shear a wolf? Yes. But will he comply ? Have you considered the trouble ? How will you get this wool ? Oh, I have considered nothing, and I will consider nothing but my right ; a wolf is an animal that has wool ; all animals that have wool are to be shorn, and therefore I will shear the wolf.
Page 267 - But this ufage of office operates ftill further; it is not confined to the Paymafter General in being only, but he has been permitted after his refignation, and his reprefentatives, in cafe of his death, to retain the money of the public until the final adjuftment of his accounts by the auditors of the impreft. The average of Lord Holland's balance, from his refignation in the year 1765, to the year 1778, when the two hundred thoufand pounds were paid into the Exchequer, by his reprefentatives, was...
Page 182 - And that an humble addrefs be prefented to his Majefty, that he would be...
Page 36 - Majefty's fleets and armies : and we ftill have a firm confidence, that, by a, vigorous, animated, and united exertion of the refources and faculties of the nation, and of the fpirit of a free people, your Majefty will be enabled, under the protection of Divine Providence, to reftore the bleffing of a lafe and honourable peace to all your dominions.
Page 66 - In the House of Commons, the order of the day was for going into a committee upon the Quaker's bill.
Page 27 - ... have taken from us our trade, our manufactures, and our commerce ; that have reduced us from the most flourishing Empire in the world to be one of the most compact, unenviable Powers on the face of the globe ! Oh, wonderful rights, that are likely to take from us all that yet remains...
Page 262 - Chelfea hofpitai, and the out-penfioners ; the fubfiftence of the forces in Jamaica and the Eaft Indies, and of the non-commiffioned officers and private men in Africa ; the fubfiftence and...

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